As Canada prepares to participate in the United Nation’s International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020, we are reminded that healthy plants are crucial to food security and the wellbeing of all Canadians. Invasive species and other plant pests damage our crops, ecosystems, forests and natural habitats, which in turn can have damaging effects on human health.
Starting today, new requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force for most businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector that import, export or engage in interprovincial trade.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is pleased to announce that the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) will work with African swine fever (ASF), further supporting Canada’s preparedness strategy by increasing research capacity.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched today an online resource accessible to all Canadians. Chronicle 360 features science stories that will be of interest to young Canadians, the public, industry and academia.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Oromocto, New Brunswick. This is the second detection of emerald ash borer in the province, the first being in Edmundston in 2018.